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Arkells Share New Track “Human Being” ft. Lights

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Arkells have shared their new track, “Human Being” featuring Lights, ahead of their seventh studio record, Blink Twice, coming September 23rd via Virgin Records / Universal Music Canada.

“We wanted a chaotic energy – something like Talking Heads meets Billy Joel,” says frontman Max Kerman. “We are learning a lot about ourselves on this record. This song is about finding a truer version of yourself – the one you’ve hid in the past. The song is searching for a kind of freedom that conventional life paths have to offer. Once we had it in good shape we sent it to our friend Lights who is the best at writing about this kind of discovery.”

“To me, this song feels like an anthem for seeking out moments and people that can make you feel something,” says Lights. “We all need a shake up and we all hate being stuck in a rut. We all, as humans, share commonalities and needs that bring us together.”

The release of this new track follows the band’s hometown festival, “The Rally” which has become a highly anticipated and celebrated community event, breaking concert attendance records at Tim Hortons Field.

Blink Twice, the brand new companion album to the band’s current release, Blink Once, showcases a new collection of songs where Arkells continue to push their sound and creativity to a new level. As Arkells stayed busy making music during the last two years, they always knew they would come out of the pandemic with two distinct records.

“Blink Twice is about going to new places and seeing the world with fresh eyes. You can either move through life and grow stubborn, or you can grow curious, says Kerman. “We’ve never had an album with so many guest artists along for the ride. Everyone from Cold War Kids, to Aly & AJ, Tegan and Sara, Lights, Cœur De Pirate, Joel Plaskett and Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers. At our core we’ll always be a living, breathing soul band. But Blink Twice lets us be that and more.”

Blink Twice Track-List


Past Life (ft. Cold War Kids)

Take Back Everything

Human Being (ft. Lights)

Teenage Tears (ft. Tegan and Sara)


Nowhere To Go (ft. Wesley Schultz)

Dance With You (ft. Cœur de pirate, Aly & AJ)

Running Scared

Something’s Gotta Give (ft. Joel Plaskett)



July 30 – Montreal, QC – Osheaga

July 31 – Saint John, NB – Area 506 Festival

Aug 1 – St. Johns, NL – George Street

Aug 13 – Sudbury, ON – Grace Hartman Amphitheatre

Sept 9 – Berlin, GER – Lido w/ Lights

Sept 12 – Hamburg, GER – Knust w/ Lights

Sept 13 – Düsseldorf, GER – Zakk w/ Lights

Sept 15 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront Studio w/ Lights

Sept 16 – Bristol, UK – Thekla w/ Lights

Sept 17 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute 3 w/ Lights

Sept 19 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club w/ Lights

Sept 20 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor w/ Lights

Sept 22 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy w/ Lights

Sept 23 – London, UK – Brixton Electric w/ Lights

Sept 24 – Brighton, UK – Chalk w/ Lights

Sept 30 – Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre w/ Lights

Oct 20 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre w/ K.Flay

Oct 22 – Grande Prairie, AB – Bonnetts Energy Centre w/ K.Flay

Oct 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena w/ K.Flay

Oct 28 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome w/ K.Flay

Oct 29 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place w/ K.Flay

Nov 24 – Ottawa, ON – TD Arena w/ Joel Plaskett Emergency




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